New quotes & videos
July 11, 2009
Tom Hanks has been elected on the Board of Trustees of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, which helps the United States retain its world leadership in science and technology by providing scholarships for college students who exhibit motivation, imagination, and exceptional performance in the science or engineering field of their major. In non-profit organizations, the Board of Trustees often provides a means for members or associates of the organization to elect or appoint individuals that will oversee the function of the organization. Tom Hanks will serve one year, until May 2010, when new elections will take place.
Two new videos have been added : David Letterman 'revealed' Tom Hanks's exit interview after his appearance on the show, on May 13. It's obviously for fun. Tom Hanks also took part in an Angels & Demons spoof for the Letterman show, something he had already done for The Da Vinci Code. You can find those two videos in the video archives.
And in a recent article Holland Taylor spoke about Tom Hanks. Holland Taylor played Ruth Dunbar on the sitcom Bosom Buddies, alongside Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari.
"I remember calling my mother one day after we started, partially because I was freaked out by the entire experience of being in L.A., but also to tell her about Tom. I said 'This kid is just going to be the biggest star in the world'. Tom was just phenomenally gifted; he was such a playful actor -- and yet his talent was clearly not just as a comedian. He appears so accessible so people think he's like everybody, and he's not like everybody else at all. Calling him an everyman is like saying Albert Einstein is an everyman. But he's a lot of fun and a very loyal and dear friend."